The 28th Nehru cup-Talluri Bharati Devi memorial state level cricket tournament kick started today at the Junior college sports ground of Bhadrachalam town. Dr. Talluri Raja Srikrishna (USA) participated in the opening ceremony as a chief guest. He said that the spirit of playing is more important than losing or winning and losing is quite natural in any game. Also he appreciated the people who keep conducting the tournament for the last 28 years and such a long track record in the remote area is something outstanding achievement and his support is promised in the days to come.
Mrs. Varalakshmi Sairam , chairman of Dr. Paul Raj engineering college said that sports have become very important part in today's society. Mr. Chengal Rao (ITCPSPD, HR Dept.) opined that sports contribute a lot for the good health of every human being and this kind of events will bring forth highly skilled players. Nehru cup founders Mr.Vatadi Durga Ashok and Mr. Thotamalla Balayogi expressed their thankfulness to all the people who supported them in this huge event.
In the first day of friendly match, Bhadrachalam devasthanam team emerged as winner over the Press team. Many local dignitaries and cricket enthusiasts participated in the program.